Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Twenty-two letters and postcards; photographs of Barile, of his family, his art classes and his work; 40 sketches and a sketchbook; a 1965 calendar with notes; catalogs; clippings; teaching brochures; and 30 newsletters by Barile "La Voix de L'Artiste," and "A Collection of Art News and Views."
Biographical data; correspondence, including seven letters from John Sloan, one from Reginald Marsh and one from Leo Lentelli; notes, personal documents; original prints; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; photographs of Barile and of him with his art classes, and photographs of his paintings; photographs of the 1927 and 1929 Kit Kat Ball; reproductions of his cartoons and paintings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; publicity material; and clippings.
Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1408-1409 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Sketchbooks were returned to the donor, Mrs. Camilla Tortorella, after microfilming.
Xavier J. Barile (1891-1981) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor in New York, N.Y.
Barile donated a portion of the papers in 1972 and 1975. His sister, Mrs. Camilla Tortorella, cleared out Barile's studio when he moved to a nursing home, and donated an additional portion of his papers October 1976.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001